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Colton Flowers tries out the new TLC Playground

TLC Dedicates New Playground for Disabled and Able-Bodied

A new accessible playground for both disabled and able-bodied children and adults is now available to the community at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The playground, developed by the university’s Technology Learning Center (TLC), was dedicated Dec. 4 after a donation of $21,000 was made by the Lions Clubs International Foundation to purchase equipment for the facility. [Learn More]

Southern Miss Collects Oral Histories at Webb School Reunion

In celebrating the centennial of the R.W. Webb Elementary School in Bay St. Louis, The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast teamed up with the landmark’s owners to record oral history interviews from everyone who has a memory to share about the building. [Learn More]

Chadrick Seaman

Technology Learning Center Gives Athletes a Competitive Edge

Through his relationship with The University of Southern Mississippi’s Technology Learning Center (TLC) and a grant provided by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Chadric Seaman has developed into the fully competitive athlete he never thought was possible. [Learn More]

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Celebates Holidays with Concerts

Holiday music will fill the air as the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Civic Chorale performs their annual holiday concerts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The performance, “Peaceful Noel,” will feature Franz Schubert's “Mass in G,” along with traditional seasonal favorites. The first performance will be held Friday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fleming Education Center auditorium at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The encore performance will be performed on Sunday, December 15, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Biloxi. [Learn More]

Gulf Coast Library Hosts Wood Turning Exhibit, Reception

A new exhibit featuring the wood turning artistry of Dr. Shahdad Naghshpour is on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach. Naghshpour, professor of international development at Southern Miss Gulf Coast, first began wood turning after purchasing his first lathe in 2010. The following year he joined the Lighthouse Wood Turners Club, and soon after, began an apprenticeship with a master wood turner. [Learn More]

Ryles Chapel from Into the Flatland

'Into the Flatland' Exhibit on Display at Gulf Park Campus Library

Chronicling her experience of relocating from New Mexico to living on her family’s farm in the Mississippi Delta, the photographic exhibit, “Into the Flatland” by Kathleen Robbins, is now on display at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. [Learn More]

Think Center opens

Southern Miss Gulf Coast Opens Think Center for Students

A new and creative learning space, known as the Student Think Center, opened in November for students and faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Think Center, whose goal is to help students understand their learning personality, offers instructional support for faculty, active and experimental environments for collaborative or individual learning, and various student development activities. [Learn More]

The Learning Commons and the Gulf Coast Library Offer GRE Study Sessions over Winter Break

Join the Learning Commons this winter break for a GRE Study Group.  LC staff will meet throughout the winter break to improve test taking skills and practice for the GRE revised General Test. No registration needed. [Learn More]

Employee Spotlight

The feeling of family is what Frances Gall√©, administrative assistant for the College of Nursing, likes most about working at Southern Miss Gulf Coast. “We know about each other’s spouses, children’s accomplishments, grandkids’ accomplishments, and it makes for a good work environment. It feels professional, but laid back at the same time.”

Frances Galle

Frances, who has been in the Southern Miss Gulf Coast family for five years, joined the university after working 15 years in the casino industry. Enjoying her position as the employee relations manager in the casino industry, Frances loved getting to know more about people on a daily basis, managing three-day orientations for new hires and maintaining her open door policy for all employees, among many other responsibilities.

In her family life outside of Southern Miss, Frances is married with a teenage daughter, teenage son, and her oldest son who is a Golden Eagle who just graduated from Southern Miss in Hattiesburg.

“In my spare time, I am at a number of athletic events watching my kids cheer and play sports. On weekends, we like to spend quality family time together. Also, my husband and I buy and sell collectible cars, so we enjoy going to car shows in the area and out of state.”


Dr. Doug Bristol Serves as Panel Chair, Presenter

Discussing the topic “To Serve and How to Serve?” Dr. Douglas Bristol, associate professor of history at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, served as the panel chair and presenter at the Biennial Meeting of the Inter-University Seminar (IUS) on Armed Forces and Society in Chicago. [Learn More]


> Nov. 5 - Dec. 11: AOP Stocking Drive, Hardy Hall and FEC
> Nov. 12: JFK Part I, 6:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Library Room 204
> Nov. 19: JFK Part II, 6:30 p.m., Gulf Coast Library Room 204
> Nov. 23: GRE Study Session, 12-2 p.m., GC Library Room 107

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Southern Miss Gulf Coast "In The Shade" E-newsletter | December 11, 2013

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